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Microsoft announces additional film and TV providers coming to XBL

Wednesday, 5th October 2011 17:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has announced 40 TV and entertainment providers coming to Xbox Live, which it plans to roll out to customers in 20 countries starting around the holidays.

After quite a few rumors over the past few weeks and a semi-announcement from CEO Steve Ballmer, the firm announced via Major Nelson the additional content heading to the console. Likely, the channels will be integrated in some form through the new update, rumored for a release next month.

The channels and film providers announced include: Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC TV and radio in the U.K.; Telefónica in Spain; Rogers On Demand in Canada; Televisa in Mexico; ZDF in Germany; and MediaSet in Italy, and more.

Here is a list of current and new partners on Xbox 360:

• ABC iView – Australia
• AlloCiné – France, Germany, Spain, U.K.
• Antena 3 – Spain
• Astral Media’s Disney XD – Canada
• AT&T** – U.S.
• BBC – U.K.
• blinkbox – U.K.
• Bravo – U.S.
• BSkyB** – U.K.
• Canal+* – France, Spain
• Channel 4 – U.K.
• Channel 5 – U.K.
• CinemaNow (Best Buy) – U.S.
• Comcast – U.S.
• Crackle – Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.
• Dailymotion – Available in 32 markets
• EPIX – U.S.
• ESPN** – U.S.
• Facebook** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets
• FOXTEL** – Australia
• GolTV – Spain
• HBO GO – U.S.
• Hulu – Japan
• Hulu +**– U.S.
• iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) – U.S.
• Last.fm** – U.K., U.S.
• LOVEFiLM – Germany, U.K.
• Manga Entertainment – U.S.
• Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment/Real Sports – Canada
• MediaSet – Italy
• MSN with MSNBC.com – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.K.
• MUZU.TV – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K.
• Netflix**– Canada, U.S.
• Rogers On Demand Online (RODO) – Canada
• RTVE – Spain
• SBS On Demand – Australia
• Syfy – U.S.
• Telefonica – Spain
• Televisa – Mexico
• “The Today Show” – U.S.
• TELUS** – Canada
• TMZ – U.S.
• Twitter** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets
• UFC – Canada, U.S.
• Verizon – U.S.
• VEVO – Canada, U.K., U.S.
• VimpelCom** – Russia
• Vodafone Portugal** – Portugal
• YouTube – Available in 22 markets
• ZDF – Germany
• Zune** – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain

An Xbox Live Gold membership is required, along with other subscriptions and fees required by providers. Kinect functionality will also vary by feature, provider and region.

Providers with a double asterisk denote existing partners available today.

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  1. Razor

    Hey, here’s a concept…use an actual TV to watch actual TV programming :o

    Facetious I am being, but not by much. Seriously, who wants to wave their hands in the air like a moron to watch TV?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. RandomTiger

    BBC? Oh really? finally got that sorted out then? Good to see C4 and lovefilm there too. Shame its come so late, would have been very useful last year.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Manni - inside 360

    you tube for germany????

    #3 3 years ago
  4. NightCrawler1970

    How about Dutch channels TV, RTL 4, RTL 5, SBS 6, TV 7, Veronica, TMF 9, TV10

    #4 3 years ago
  5. drewbles82

    With downloads, a lot of people download rather than wait for tv series to air in their country,such as True Blood. Tv needs to get with the times and air the same day round the world.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gadzooks!

    Thats pretty sweet. Demons souls, lovefilm and iplayer were the only things I missed when I ditched PS3 and now they are all on 360!

    #6 3 years ago